Japanese scientists found on the moon a huge cave

Японские ученые нашли на Луне огромную пещеру

The entrance to a huge cave on the moon

The cave will be able to protect the astronauts from radiation from the Sun and cosmic rays

On the moon discovered a cave stretching about 50 km away. this is evidenced by pictures from the lunar Orbiter Kaguya, The Japan Times reports, citing representatives of the Japanese space Agency.

It is noted that such a deep cave you will be able to protect the astronauts from radiation from the Sun and cosmic rays, when they start to build a base for exploration.

Scientists believe that the cave was formed by volcanic activities approximately 3.5 billion years ago.

The void is under the Marius hills on the external side of the moon. The spacecraft first photographed the cave entrance. And later using electromagnetic sensing made it possible to study its underground structure. It turned out that it extends for 50 km.

As reported Корреспондент.netin July 2017 scientists have discovered water on the moon. The findings are based on data obtained from the Indian lunar satellite Chandrayaan-1.

Previously, scientists called the approximate date of possible collision of the moon and Earth.

The moon was up: named the exact age of the satellite

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